West Runton Beach
West Runton beach is a nice rural quiet sand and shingle beach backed by low cliffs and at low tide, you have lots of sand and some rock pools. The beach is located between Cromer and Sheringham on the Norfolk coast.
West Runton is a very popular beach and coast stretch for beachcombing and fossil hunters. Fossils of animals, birds and insects are regularly exposed from the eroding cliffs (Cromer Forest-bed) backing the beach. West Runton beach is famous for the West Runton Mammoth that was a full skeleton uncovered beside the cliffs after a storm in 1990.
The Norfolk Wildlife Trust regularly runs family events (‘Rock Pool Rummaging’ and ‘Fascinating Fossils’ ) at West Runton beach, see the www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk website for more details.
Facilities at the beach include parking, seasonal lifeguards, beach cafe, shop, toilets and with more shops and places to eat in the nearby village.
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West Runton Beach Water Quality
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (SE)
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NE)
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (NE)
Cromer weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
West Runton Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Runton Beach is at Cromer 3.50 km (2.17 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Low Tide at 03:37 (Height 0.97m)
High Tide at 09:31 (Height 4.76m)
Low Tide at 15:57 (Height 1.43m)
High Tide at 21:28 (Height 4.78m)
Low Tide at 04:34 (Height 1.11m)
High Tide at 10:36 (Height 4.51m)
Low Tide at 16:51 (Height 1.72m)
High Tide at 22:26 (Height 4.60m)
Low Tide at 05:43 (Height 1.25m)
High Tide at 11:49 (Height 4.28m)
Low Tide at 17:54 (Height 1.95m)
High Tide at 23:41 (Height 4.44m)
Low Tide at 07:05 (Height 1.33m)
High Tide at 13:04 (Height 4.16m)
Low Tide at 19:07 (Height 2.06m)
High Tide at 01:04 (Height 4.40m)
Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 1.31m)
High Tide at 14:19 (Height 4.16m)
Low Tide at 20:22 (Height 2.02m)
High Tide at 02:15 (Height 4.47m)
Low Tide at 09:30 (Height 1.23m)
High Tide at 15:26 (Height 4.26m)
Low Tide at 21:26 (Height 1.86m)
High Tide at 03:16 (Height 4.58m)
Low Tide at 10:25 (Height 1.17m)
High Tide at 16:17 (Height 4.39m)
Low Tide at 22:22 (Height 1.67m)
Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.
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